Ze Simplest Apple Cider Recipe

Today it was rainy, windy, and then for a few hours, suuuuper sunny, then night fell, and it became wonderfully windy and cold again.

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^[Now this is just beautiful ❤ This is the kind of color my cider is =) ]

Now, I’m from Chicago, the windiest city of all, and I MISS the powerful winds that sway skyscrapers, and fwoosh all your hair off your back and shoulders into the air (or if your lucky, or your hairs just that short, into the skyyy).

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^[ Even a color like this has popped up if I use a bit too much cinnamon- how Daddy Dearest likes it =3 ]

Today it was that windy for just a brief moment, but I felt completely satisfied by it. And so I thought of home back there. The orange, bronze, and gold leaves I associate with such Autumny winds, and with that orange scheme came pumpkins, pumpkin pie, halloween, and then, apples.

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^[ Ok, so mine isn’t anywhere near as light as this one, but I think this is the kind of color you’d get if you dilute it a lot with water and if you don’t add too much cinnamon.]

So I thought, hey, this is the perrrrfect weather for some apple cider! But I’d never made it before, and only had this fake copy thing here, so I wasn’t entirely sure how it was supposed to taste. But, I just through together what I thought would taste good together, and whatever felt Autumn and fell into that color scheme.

[note- this is NOT what you should be doing, especially if you are a chemist. Just google a simple recipe- it ain’t that hard. I’m just weird, and I came out with a great cup of yummy warm goodness, so just let it sliiide ^_^ ]

Ingredients-
1 cup/mugful of Apple juice (I used Nestle’s because I love it’s crisp taste, and color.)
1 teaspoon of Honey (I used this brilliant German brand I’m obsessed with at the moment, flavored Forest Honey, that had a gorgeous hue of gold to it.)
A dash of Cinnamon/1 Cinnamon stick

Serving- One cup, or for one person.

Now, this recipe is veryyy flexible. Just add more cinnamon if you like a stronger bite to your drink, or if you don’t want it too sweet. If you like it suuuper sweet, then add more honey, or use a sweet juice like I am. (My mom hates it sweet, so for her, I add about 1 parts water, and 2 parts apple juice instead to dilute it.)

Directions-
I Turn on your stove, and pour in apple juice into a pot. Let it heat on a low-ish medium flame.

II Get a teaspoon of honey, and try mixing it in to the apple juice. I say try because it takes a bit of determination and stirring to get it to slide off the spoon entirely and dissolve into the juice.

III Add your cinnamon. I usually sprinkle in just a bit, but enough to cover the entire surface of the juice lightly before I stir it in. If you don’t have powdered/another verb that begins with a g- grinded? ground? Yup, it’s ground.- cinnamon, just add your stick of cinnamon to the cup/mug instead.

IV Now just pour out your deliciously Fall drink into an apt mug, and enjoy!

Optional- Drink while reading a good book. What’s the point in making a warm drink to enjoy, if you aren’t enjoying it in cold weather, and with a book?

Cooking for the Cursed/Kitchen-Challenged. And of course, it’s Ali Approved =3

Taste the Autumn!

-Ali
Don’t blow up that microwave again!

ps.
What can I say, Marv the Microwave doesn’t like me =(
And I haven’t blown him up in at least a year and a half now, so yeah, I’m getting better at my experiments now ^_^

 

 

Ze Super Senses Revealed

Remember how i was supposed to talk about some epic powers of mine? After looong periods of consideration, i think even if i share just a few powers with the general public, ill still have enough hidden up my yellow sleeve for fighting crime unexpectedly and effeciently. So, general public, brace yourself with the few powers i shall care to explain to you and tell you a tad bit about.

Here we go.

In this little interview, or revelation, i shall only be talking about Super Senses. Like, how Spiderman’s got Spider Sence. Ah, but a super sense makes not a Superhero. I am the Mint Chutney, but my super sense doesnt involve either mint or chutney in the least. instead, it involves much cooler, desi things thatll through all criminals and masterminds of evil off. What to expect then?

Well, youll know to expect something like #FruitChaatSenses. Yup, Ive got tingling Fruit Chaat senses. They go off whenever anything i can detect does. er, thats a pretty sucky expo…um, lets try that again..If i feel like somethings wrong, and it doesnt necesarrily have to be, or if im acting on a whim or just trusting my gut and instincts (many more people need to accept this pearl of wisdom- just shush, stop tedding out, just dont THINK. just do. not entirely in the way Barney intended, but rather, just ignore your brain freaking out sometimes. go on feeling and instincts instead. i do pretty often. and it works out very well for me. for the most part. haha. hee hee. er, ok, moving on…). So that would be this sense. and other stuff falls under it too, but i shall explain that better when i can. expressionism is what i often lack =/

HAH. ‘My thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations.’ YESH. dat quote came uuuuup. wohoo.

The other power super sense would be… *druuuum rooolll*…. Masala Masti Senses! Or, Masala Senses. Now, these ones really DO tingle. cuz its when i smell something that i say im using these sense. Oooh, logic. Throws almost ALL them villians off. Muahahahaha. wait, no, im supposed to be the GOOD guy. oh well, i AM evil-sih. Go leader of the Triple A, yeaaah!

Now masala senses might also mean stuff like shivering and almost tingling of any sort really, not necessarily sniffing and smelling (and sneezing.) Oh, but sometimes when i use this power i become a polar bear. and heinous crimes like littering become seals. so itd be like

snow…snow..sno- SEAL!! (smosh…polar bear in our mail?!)

but if im using this power, my noses smelling abilities are evidently enhanced. and everyones elses sucks. yay! cuz all they can smell near me shall be masala. hence the sneezing ^_^

buuut theres also that coolio thing about this particular smelling ability. i cans smell food up to double polar bear away =O be impressed. (random fact- Polar bears can smell seals up to 20 miles away.) so thisd be FOURTY miles. daaaym thats a LOT of coverage for an even more A LOT of fooooood ❤

im hungry now =( and im still sick…ish. or ateast, Ze is. The Mint Chutney is invincible.

Fight crime, never Jay-walk, Eat all your vegetables, and NEVAR LITERRR!

-The Mint Chutney
Desi to the Extreme

Ze Origins of Mint Chuntey and the Sushi Slayer

So i was online chatting with a Korean friend and ive just basically founded the Awesome Asian Alliance/the power rangers (not trying to copyright, just saying). Hes the Sushi Slayer and im Mint Chutney ^_^ wohoo~

So now, guess what happens when two totally crazy and random and phsychopathic people form an alliance with food names? the universe implodes. nah, just kidding. But ill tell you what does happen. Vegeta and Goku join. and then with all our Awesome Asian Powers (of Randomness and Crazy) its only a matter of time until the Justice League and the Avengers ask us to join them. Mhmm. We’re just that truly epic.

(spideys got nothing on us~!)

So yeah. next time youre in trouble or in need of someone to get that pesky cat out of the tree- call the Awesome Asian Alliance! We may or may not see the need to help! xD

okaay. and fyi, litter bugs are my natural enemies >.> and ive got a partner in crime (not really, a partner in justice here) called James Baxter, another super hero, that helps me kick litterbug butt. so yeah. wohoo. he however always turns a blind eye when old ladies are being mugged. (‘she doesnt need any help, she can handle it herself. *gasp* did that guy just j-walk?! how dare he?! i shall bring him to justice!!’)

Mhmm. and as Mint Chutney (greenish in color) i shall be wearing either yellow or red. cuz im awesome. and i shall have the element of surprise that way =) so yeaaah.

Imma evilish. so dont think that ill be bringing everyone and anyone to justice.  it might be litter bugs. it might be someone whos getting on my nerves. it might be someone who just trashed/ripped a book to shreds (unless, ofcourse, the book was Twilight). it might even be someone who just didnt compliment my sunglasses. Or someone unlucky enough to have gotten on my bad side. Even celebrities are not safe!  Youve been warned,  Justin Bieber.

Yes. i am indeed evilish. even the Magic 8 ball told me so. so there, that is obviously undeniable proof for all you athiests. muahahaha. besides how im actually evilish anyways through my actions. like whateverrr…

Next time, i might even reveal my super powers. or not. the element of surprise, muahahaha. i might be able to shoot pizza slices out of my ears, or have masala-vision. you never know. and maybe you never shaaall. dun dun duuun.

now excuse me while i go create a rap/themesong and stitch together a cape. as The Mint Chutney im very busy indeed.

Peaaace~!

-The Mint Chutney
Desi to the extreme. 

ps.
wow, i think that was easily the post where i evil-luaghed the most…and ironically enough this was a post all about me being a superhero. i amaze even myself.
nope…not really xD but irony. you just gotta love it.

Blame the Internet: an Apology, Exams, and a Ban

First, an Apology. im SO SO SOOOO SORRYYYY. i havent exactly been updating this thing for a loooooong tiiime. im sowwy >.<

I have excuses, believe me, i do! its like the universe, life, and everything else (ie, 42) are trying their hardest to stop me…well, first the internet sucks. its biased and mean. a true typical hollywood bully =( and as ive complained about it multiple times previously to this post, i shant do it again. atleast not now. and two, the laptop broke down.  and i absolutely refuse to type on an ipad. it kills your wrists and then you cant draw! and my not being able to draw- weeelll, im not about to let it happen, now or ever!

So how am i typing this out? well, ive kind stoled my dads laptop and am trying it out now. its just IMPOSSIBLE to use for me. first, its waaay too big, and ive somehow alread managed to close this tab twice. and i hope there isnt a third time…

ignoring my constant rants that few of you have probably missed, who am i kidding, ive got no readers =( *sniff*, back to the main point!

i apologise now for my extreme lack of updates. although, i do have an alt. ive complied a documentation, a journal, if you will, of all the going ons of life and shit as i know it to put here once i have the time after my exams. yes, on paper. and as the concept of an actual tangible diary (NOT a diary. a journal.) may be hard/impossible for many people to grasp, its there. and i did write one. a journal. hee hee.

kaaay, so updates about that journal, laterrrrr. summer vacation, wohoo!

soo. EXAMS. due to which my parents have banned me from the internet, the ipad, the laptop, video games (all excluding that ONE pokemon game i just cant find…(platninum)), emails, fb, 9gag, and at some point, my phone. bleh. i myself have banned myself from reading new books so to satisfy my thirst for reading, im rereading old books of mine. like the charlie bone series. i found out NOW, my second time only reading the series, that i havent actually read the ENTIRE series. i mean, sure, i knew i skipped the first book, but i didnt know there was an EIGHTH one!! and now that im done with that, im reading alex rider. again. bleh =P

soooo ive got two weeks til my exams start…and then they end on the 30th of May. cant wait. til the 30th, not the 7th..er, yeaaah.

so up. the apology…oh and an apology in advance since i wont be back here til the 30th! sorryyyyy.

Whats there to look forward to when i do get back, HMMM?! well, im glad you asked!

stuff like my recent dream where i became bros with batman, and the very awkward moment (so awkward that when im next asked in truth or dare, and ive been dared to pick truth, ill have to answer with this) with my childhood bro, ishi, and the science fair fail of the 6th and 7th graders that i attended, the Farewell function/my graduating thing, the drama of the couples in my group of friends, and much much more. i also had a dream where goku and vegeta become knights in shinning armor and asist me in defeating the Bloors of Bloors Academy (from charlie bone. get my references, people, plz!?).

now that you know i have not been holding out on the craziness and insanity and randomness of my actual life, stay tuned!

[uuuuggggh. i just realized im gonna have SOOO muuuuuuch to typpppe ouuuut nooowww…bleeeeh. im laaaazyyyyy alreaddyy just thinking about it..]

Buh-Bye! And wish me luck/pray/whatever that i get GREAT grades =P

laterrrr, y’all!